It was St George’s day yesterday the patron Saint of England, famous for dragon slaying, being the ultimate knight of the realm and gentleman. Being English through and through (sort of!) I thought I would publish a simple yet effective English Rose pattern in his honor as I have patterns already up for St David and St Patrick!
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What you will need
1x 3.5 mm crochet hook
16 meters of DK yarn per flower
2 meters of DK yarn per leaf
1 chenille pipe cleaner per stem
Row 1 Chain 63
Start from the 4th chain from hook Double Crochet all the way along (60 stitches, beginning chain 3 counts at 1 DC), Turn.
Skip first 2 stitches, in next stitch *8 Double Crochet, skip 1 stitch, Single Crochet, skip 1 stitch^
Repeat from *to^ until he end of the row. Secure and leave a long tail for weaving the rose together. Don’t worry if there is some curling as you work, this will help you with the rolling stage!
Start in 2nd chain from hook and work the following: Single crochet, Half double crochet, Double crochet, 2 Double crochet, Double crochet, Half double crochet, Single crochet. Chain 2, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook (This makes the pointy end of the leaf) Now work back along the bottom of the foundation chain, in the single loops of the chain Single crochet, Half double crochet, Double crochet, 2 Double crochet, Double crochet, Half double crochet, Single crochet. Slip stitch into end of leaf and fasten off leaving a tail end long enough to weave in.
Creating the Rose
Lay your crocheted strip flat on a table, from the end without the tail roll up until you reach the other end, making sure to keep the non-scalloped edge as flat and in line as possible.
Once this is rolled, either using your crochet hook or a tapestry needle, stitch the bottom of the rose together, making sure to go at least once over the middle of the Rose. Secure with a knot and tuck in any ends.
Thread the leaf onto the both ends of the pipe cleaner, then thread the rose onto the pipe cleaner.
Bend the 2 ends over to create a hook shape similar to a crochet hook, then pull the pipe cleaners down through the rose. Don’t pull too hard and the hooks should latch onto the inner part of the middle and rose should stay firm. Move the leaf up or down to the desired position and your rose is complete!
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